Phil Cefaratti, running as an Independent candidate to win a seat on the Alexandria City Council, enthusiastically announces his support for Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille to conduct a write-in campaign against Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, winner of the Alexandria Democratic Mayoral Primary in June.
“I am not endorsing Mayor Euille, but I absolutely recognize his right to conduct a write-in campaign to win reelection, prior to his official announcement this Sunday,” said Cefaratti.
“We live in a democracy that has established rules for seeking and attaining elected office,” Cefaratti added. “Mayor Euille is using the opportunity afforded him by the legal process by supporting a grassroots write-in campaign for his reelection in November. I wish both Bill and Allison well in their campaigns as each aims to bring out the best in Alexandria, and challenges voters to decide if they want true change, or to keep things the same at City Hall.”
“As an Independent, I most certainly recognize the uphill battle facing a non-partisan candidate. I am asking for the same consideration Mayor Euille is seeking of voters in Alexandria. Voters need to look beyond party affiliation and vote for the candidates they believe will serve Alexandria best for the next three years. I believe the best council will be better served with a well-blended mix of Democrats, Republicans, and of course, an Independent (me), affording all Alexandrians a welcome voice and ear at City Hall.”
“If the people of our great city elect me to the Alexandria City Council this November, I look forward to working with the ultimate mayoral winner and other elected city councilors to help move Alexandria forward for the next three years to help reinvigorate our schools; to serve all Alexandrians as an Independent councilman, beholden to no party’s agenda, but to the people of our great city; to ensure that our children and elderly are well served; to forcefully help drive Landmark development on the West End; to manage our debt service; to strengthen our police, fire, and EMS services; and to create a more transparent City government.”